This official web site of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau explains its functions and activities, particularly for its roles as enforcer of Federal consumer financial protection laws and educator of the public for sound financial practices. Covers: CFPB's direct services to citizens with financial questions or quandaries for which assistance is needed; case studies of CFPB's intervention on behalf of victims of unfair financial practices; and, industry regulations for such common... Topic: Consumer protection--United States Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3142/*/http://www.consumerfinance.gov/
A complete orientation to the services, collections, symposia, exhibitions, and publications of the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Includes coverage of services of the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center and The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Topic: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3111/*/http://www.ushmm.org/
Describes the services provided by the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) in its roles as builder and steward of buildings on the Capitol Campus in Washington, D.C., which includes the U.S. Capitol, Capitol Visitor Center, Senate Office Buildings, House Office Buildings, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, U.S. Botanic Garden and Capitol Grounds. Covers AOC's maintenance and preservation activities and standards that it applies for sustainability and accessibility. Also provides inventories and... Topics: United States -- Capital and capitol, Cultural property -- Protection -- United States, Cultural... Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3253/*/http://www.aoc.gov/
Website supports the education, outreach, and organizing efforts of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and its constituent programs, National Senior Volunteer Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and United We Serve. Provides access to CNCS news, official statements, and relevant social media links; offers users various avenues for discovering community service opportunities at local, State, and Federal levels; defines core CNCS...
This official web site of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) provides an overview of the agency’s operations and research projects for the 13 Appalachian states’ economic development. Includes information on grants and funding, and performance and accountability reports by the agency. Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3259/*/http://www.arc.gov/
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as... Topics: Product safety -- Government policy -- United States, Consumer protection -- United States Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3349/*/http://www.cpsc.gov/
Describes the mission and activities of this independent federal agency that comprises a coalition of federal and public sector officials and academicians who evaluate agency rulemaking processes and recommend improved procedures. Features case studies of model agency initiatives, a best practices forum, and the Conference's formal recommendations. Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3248/*/http://www.acus.gov/
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those...
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States' primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation.
NOAA Climate.gov provides science and information for a climate-smart nation. Americans’ health, security, and economic well-being are closely linked to climate and weather. People want and need information to help them make decisions on how to manage climate-related risks and opportunities they face.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. Topic: Native Americans
United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. This official web site of USIP provides an overview of the agency’s operations including the information on grants and fellowships, educational opportunities and publications by the agency. Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3453/*/http://www.usip.org/
byNHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This official NHTSA web site covers traffic safety as it pertains to drivers, passengers, bikers, pedestrians, and vehicles. Provides: an overview of the agency's operations, research, and datasets; NHTSA's recommendations for safety regulations; and, information for consumers about recalls, crash ratings, and child safety measures. Topics: Traffic safety, Safety regulations, Motor vehicle driving Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3109/*/http://www.nhtsa.gov/
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
The Inter-American Foundation, an independent U.S. government agency, was created by Congress in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion develops and coordinates high impact national disease prevention and health promotion activities. From setting national health objectives and guidelines for various conditions and processes to promoting effective health communication, we’re helping lead the way toward a healthier Nation.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy. Ex-Im Bank does not compete with private sector lenders but provides export...
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than twenty whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety and health, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. Rights afforded by these whistleblower protection laws...
ndian Affairs (IA) is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, IA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes more than 90 percent of its total funding to 134 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices.
This site is a platform to help those in agencies working on providing digital services and information for the public. We’ll scour the innerwebs for digital info so you don’t have to. Expect posts on what government is doing in digital, general digital news, trends and issues on implementing digital for the public.
Created in 1982 under President Reagan, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) is an advisory committee to the White House on cultural issues. The PCAH works directly with the three primary cultural agencies—National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services—as well as other federal partners and the private sector, to address policy questions in the arts and humanities, to initiate and...
byUnited States. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. Congress designed the CSB to be non-regulatory and independent of other agencies so that its investigations might, where appropriate, review the effectiveness of regulations and regulatory enforcement. This official web site of CSB provides an overview of the agency’s operations and activities serving its mission. Topics: Hazardous waste sites, Hazardous waste site remediation -- Law and legislation Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3287/*/http://www.csb.gov/
Expand visibility of timely and relevant Federal HIV policies, programs, and resources to the American public. Increase use of new media tools by government, minority, and other community partners to extend the reach of HIV programs to communities at greatest risk. Increase knowledge about HIV and access to HIV services for people most at-risk for, or living with, HIV.
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In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the U.S. government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve development issues. The OPIC web site features details on current projects, including an interactive world map. In addition there is extensive media and information on becoming an applicant.
The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
byUnited States. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Congress created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 1974 as an independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States. CFTC’s mission is to protect market users from fraud and abusive practices. The official web site of CFTC covers the topics of market reports, consumer protection, industry oversight, and related law & regulation. Topics: Commodity exchanges -- Law and legislation, Consumer protection -- Law and legislation, Fraud --... Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3260/*/http://www.cftc.gov/
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established by Canada, Mexico, and the United States to implement the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the environmental side accord to the North American Free Trade Agreement. The CEC supports cooperation among the NAFTA partners to address environmental issues of continental concern, including the environmental challenges and opportunities presented by continent-wide free trade.
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. As Americans are experiencing epidemic rates of overweight and obesity, the online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is an independent agency of the United States government that was created to encourage the continuation and maintenance of voluntary private defined benefit pension plans, provide payment of pension benefits, and keep pension insurance premiums low. The PBGC Web site contains numerous links and publications for workers and retirees, practioners, as well as an informative blog and extensive social media links.
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The goals of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) are to provide, facilitate, and disseminate current research, proven and innovative strategies that will encourage and strengthen fathers and families, and providers of services
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The Federal Housing Finance Agency is an independent government agency that regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. The Federal Housing Finance Agency web site provides sections on Supervision & Regulation, Policy, Programs & Research, Conservatorship, and several others. In addition there is a section offering House Price Index information and release dates.
byUnited States Interagency Council on Homelessness
The mission of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is to coordinate the federal response to homelessness, and to create a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government is contributing to the end of homelessness. Topics: Homeless persons--Services for--United States, Homelessness -- United States -- Prevention. Source: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3595/*/http://www.usich.gov/
The statutory missions of Selective Service are to be prepared to provide trained and untrained personnel to the Department of Defense in the event of a national emergency and to be prepared to implement an Alternative Service Program for registrants classified as conscientious objectors. The Selective Service System Web site has information on who should register for Selective Service, how to register, historical resources, annual reports, and social media links.